Saltwort, Okahijiki -  Organic Heirloom vegetable seed Australia LifeForce Seeds

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Saltwort, Okahijiki (Salsola komarovii)

Also known as land seaweed, Okahijiki grows on land (oka) but looks like seaweed (hijiki) Its Latin name, Salsola, means salty and it is a salt-tolerant plant although it doesn't require salt water to grow. The juicy crisp leaves have a lovely crunchy fresh texture and are edible raw or cooked. The raw leaves have a slightly peppery and salty flavour. 

Plant type:  Annual

Sow when:  Spring

Sow where:  Punnets or direct     

Spacing:  10- 20cm

Position:  Full sun

Harvest:   Harvest in bunches, when still small, older

plants can become woody.

Growing Details: Germination may be improved by soaking the seed for 24 hours prior to sowing. Germination takes 7-14 days at 23-26°C.

Seeds per package: 50